Sunday, August 14, 2011

Artemis Racing take 2nd in ACWS Cascais Championship

ACWS Cascais - The Grand Finale
14 August 2011

After seven full days of racing in Cascais, all the money was on today’s race, the grand finale of the America’s Cup World Series – Cascais.
Photo: © Sander van der Borch/Artemis Racing
It was another perfect sailing day with 8-10 knots of wind. In the final fleet race, all nine teams were clear off the start line. The two ORACLE Racing teams were soon leading the pack with Emirates Team New Zealand close at their heels.

A good call on the third leg to head out to the course boundary saw Artemis Racing move up into third place and steadily close the gap on the leaders. By leg four, Skipper Terry Hutchinson and crew were able to cross ORACLE Racing Spithill and move into second place. With a slightly different sail plan than the ORACLE Racing boats and good on the water calls, Artemis stayed out in front to finish second overall in the ACWS Championship only 21 seconds behind winners Emirates Team New Zealand.
Photo: © Sander van der Borch/Artemis Racing
“It was a really good Artemis team day, from start to finish. From the morning when we got down to the base, to the outcome on the water,” said Skipper Terry Hutchinson. “The guys did great work sailing the boat. We left plenty on the table at the start of the race so we had plenty to gain. In typical Artemis fashion we fought until the very end. That is probably the highlight of the day. There was no quit or surrender during the race. Kevin did great work positioning the boat in the breeze lines downwind. Sean and Morgan did really good work in keeping the boat fast. Julien as always, was solid. It was a very, very good day for Artemis Racing.”

Team Place Points

Emirates Team New Zealand 1 10
Artemis Racing 2 9
ORACLE Racing Spithill 3 8
ORACLE Racing Coutts 4 7
Green Comm Racing 5 6
Aleph 6 5
Team Korea 7 4
Energy Team 8 3
China Team 9 3

Artemis Racing Crew List
Terry Hutchinson (USA) – Skipper, Kevin Hall (USA) – Camber, Sean Clarkson (NZL) – Wing trim, Morgan Trubovich (NZL) – Trim, Julien Cressant (FRA) - Bow

Artemis Racing Team Media

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